our story

Virtual tour and map
450 Capistrano Road*
Half Moon Bay, California



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Parking behind the restaurant
Dog-friendly patio


Sundays Enjoy a glass of sangria as we prepare a giant 28" paella, which is ready to eat around noon. We often sell out by 2 pm so be sure to come early. Follow us on facebook or twitter to see the day’s combination—Paella Mixta (chicken, pork tenderloin and Spanish chorizo) or Marisco (Seafood: calamari, clams, shrimp, mussels and Spanish chorizo) all simmered in our saffron sofrito. In the colder months, October–March, check first to make sure we’ve got one cooking.

GetLean Challenge Seville Tapas has collaborated with Empowered Fitness to provide those participating in the GetLean Challenge with an approved menu. Feel free to dine in or call us for take out at (650) 563-4181. You can also text any questions or orders to (650) 563-4181. Click here for the GetLean Challenge menu.

Specials In addition to our menu we offer a daily selection of seasonal Spanish tapas—watch our facebook page to see details on these and special events.

Five-pepper jam Our house-made 5-pepper jam is now for sale in the restaurant. Take your own jar home!

Our story

Opened in 2014, Seville Tapas is the realization of our dream to share the flavors of Spain with the people of the coastside.

Tapas, small snacks meant to be shared, are designed to encourage conversation among diners. There are many stories surrounding the origin of tapas, but, since the word itself means “lid” or “top” it seems likely to have come from the custom of serving sherry with a small slice of bread, which is placed on top of the glass between sips to keep fruit flies from being attracted to the sweet drink.

Whaterever the origin, tapas have evolved into a sophisticated cuisine. We’ve provided a primer, below, for those unfamiliar with the foods for which Spain is famous.


Tortilla Española (tor-tee-ya es-pan-yo-la) The most common gastronomic specialty found throughout Spain. Layers of potato and onion are cooked in olive oil, then mixed with beaten eggs and cooked together into a tart. Similar to an Italian frittata.

Alioli (al-ee-oh-lee) Also called aioli. Mayonnaise infused with a mix of fresh and roasted garlic.

Jamón Serrano, Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (ha-moan ee-ber-ee-ko day ba-yo-tah) These famous Spanish hams, from specially bred pigs (the white landrace and the black Iberian, respectively), are dry-cured for at least 2 years, enhancing the taste and sharply differentiating it from italian prosciutto. Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, the most prized, comes from free-range pigs fed solely on wild grasses and acorns, and is cured for up to 48 months. All Spanish hams are thinly cut and served in a variety of ways in Spanish gastronomy.

Piquillo peppers (pee-kee-yo) Small, mild, and sweet roasted peppers, which we fill with fresh crab or herbed goat cheese

Queso Manchego viejo (kay-so man-chay-go vee-a-ho) A sheep’s milk cheese made in the La Mancha region of Spain. Our Manchego cheese is pasteurized and aged 12–18 months.

Fuet, Salchichón (fwet, sal-chee-chone) Spanish-style Salami


*Mailing address Please address mail to 450 Capistrano, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.

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Restaurant photo courtesy of Mindee Foster, postmodernlaundry.com


pepitos, sweets, and more

seville tapas restaurant in half moon bay


Pepitos are mini sandwiches on freshly baked mini-baguettes. Served with premium sea-salt potato chips.

Pepitos marked with are gluten-free ONLY when served on gluten-free bread; please specify, and add $2.00 each (when available).

Please order by number.

Savory Pepitos$7.75 each

  1. Spanish Serrano ham with Manchego cheese and EVOO
  2. Spanish chorizo with brie cheese
  3. Spanish chorizo with Manchego cheese
  4. Smoked salmon with brie cheese
  5. Grilled chicken with Manchego cheese
  6. Artichoke hearts, fire-roasted peppers and spring greens
  7. La Catalina
    Herbed goat cheese, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, and greens
    • Sweet Pepitos$5.00 each
  8. Peanut butter and raspberry jam
  9. Nutella with peanut butter
  10. Nutella


Please check our specials board and bakery display for additional desserts.

Flan $4.50

With whipped cream

Tarta de Santiago *$5.50

Flourless almond torte

Ahogado $5.50

Two scoops of rich vanilla bean ice cream drowned in a shot of our Seville-blend espresso. Served with a wafer cookie.

Ice Cream $5.50

Two scoops of rich vanilla bean ice cream. Served with a wafer cookie.
Add chocolate or caramel sauce
50¢ each

Sweet Pepitos $5.00 each

see #11, #12, and #13 above


See our drinks board for prices, sizes, and selection.


Craft sodas, root beer, lemonade, ice tea, water, milk, juices

Espresso Bar

Teas and Americano coffee

Spanish coffee — Café solo, cortado, con leche or manchado
Espressos — espresso, cappuccino, latte, mocha, hot chocolate, cold brew


Traditional red wine with fruit and juices


A large selection of reds, whites, and rosé


Spanish and domestic, draft or bottle


Spanish sparkling wine, by the glass or bottle


Spanish cava with orange juice

Hard Cider

Spanish and California


catering and events

seville tapas restaurant in half moon bay

Platters and Catering

Whether you are hosting an event at your home or taking food to someone else’s, we can provide a dish to impress. We offer charcuterie and cheese platters, Tortilla Española, salads, paella presented right in the pallera (paella pan) and more. We can accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets—we even deliver.

On-Site Events

With its ocean-view deck, fire pits, and dining room, Seville is the perfect place for your next special event. Enjoy one of our intimate patios for smaller groups, or take over the entire restaurant for groups of up to 150. Nibble on passed tapas while you and your guests watch our chef cook your paella over an open flame. Let us provide flamenco dancers or music to complete your Spanish-themed evening. Click the link for a virtual tour and map of our charming location.

Email us at info@sevilletapas.com, or call the number below to inquire.




seville tapas restaurant in half moon bay, ca


Just 30 minutes from San Francisco and 10 minutes from Half Moon Bay, Princeton Harbor, whose streets are named after famous colleges, was built in 1908 to serve the tourists who rode the Ocean Shore railroad from the city to explore our beaches.

Once the haunt of both rumrunners and the Prohibition Agents tracking them, it is now home to one of the largest fishing fleets in Northern California, and fresh fish, crab, salmon and squid are available to purchase right from the boats. There are also charters for whale watching or fishing, a public fishing pier, kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals, and a marina protected by a beautiful rock breakwater.

450 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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Princeton Harbor photo courtesy of Dan Ambrosi, danoramas.com